The American arm of Toronto-based eOne has forged a new deal with the US division of UK-based film and video distributor Palisades Tartan.
The deal encompasses all media rights although releases will mostly be in DVD and digital formats such as the first scheduled release on Jun 14 of the police thriller 36th Precinct, starring Daniel Auteuil, Gerard Depardieu and Valeria Golino.
“Palisades Tartan is a proven leader in home entertainment and a name synonymous with quality world cinema, independent and art house film,” president of eOne US Michael E Rosenberg said. “Together, we look forward to re-launching their extensive motion picture catalogue to the marketplace along with their strong slate of new releases.”
“We believe [eOne] will provide a premium quality of distribution for our films,” Palisades CEO Soumya Sriraman said. “We share a progressive outlook and appreciation for innovative and compelling cinema and look forward to a prolific partnership.”
The Palisades Tartan catalogue comprises two labels: the widely popular Asia Extreme brand and an edgy slate of Art House films from renowned directors.
Asia Extreme highlights the most daring and twisted horror, thriller and action films from Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and all of Asia, including Park Chan wook’s 2004 Cannes grand jury prize winner Oldboy and Shutter .
The Palisades Tartan International Art House division boasts an impressive collection of films including Carlos Reygadas’ Silent Light and Roy Andersson’s You, The Living as well as Academy Award-winning director Andrea Arnold’s Red Road, Michael Winterbottom’s 9 Songs and Paolo Virzi’s The First Beautiful Thing, which was the Italian nomination for best foreign film and will receive its US theatrical release later this year.